Traditionally cardiac textbooks have been aimed at a select few nurses practising within the coronary care unit. Whilst this text should form the basis of all coronary care nurse induction programmes, the publication of the National Service Framework for CHD has ensured the speciality has become much more diverse incorporating not only treatment, but, the vital elements of prevention, rehabilitation and palliative care. Cardiac Care offers clinicians new to the area an adequate knowledge base. The book has been written by experienced clinicians that take the reader step by step through the patient journey, from initial prevention through the critical period to rehabilitation or palliative care.
The book may be read as a whole or kept on hand for reference purposes. Cardiac Care is a fundamental resource for all those new to the area. It s a great textbook to read through and to keep to hand for reference purposes.
Chapter 1. The physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system (F. Gascoigne).
Chapter 2. Primary prevention (B. Asatourian).
Chapter 3. Chest pain assessment in the pre–admission setting (A. Saycell).
Chapter 4. Care of the patient with acute coronary syndrome in the accident and emergency department (D. Vickers & I. Jones).
Chapter 5. Drugs affecting the cardiovascular system (I. Jones & E. Lawson).
Chapter 6. Resuscitation (D. Parkinson).
Chapter 7. Care of the patient with acute coronary syndrome in the coronary care unit (I. Jones).
Chapter 8. Electrocardiography and cardiac rhythm recognition in practice–the basics (B. Parr & M. Lappin).
Chapter 9. Common investigations in the management of patients with coronary heart disease (G. Blanchard & I. Jones).
Chapter 10. Cardiac interventions (G. Blanchard, et al.).
Chapter 11. Cardiac surgery (C. Rimmer, et al.).
Chapter 12. Cardiac rehabilitation (P. Bithell & M. Gaston).
Chapter 13. Management of the patient with Chronic heart failure (A. Dormer).